Yemen Football Association

Yemen Football Association
الاتحاد اليمني لكرة القدم
Sport Football
Jurisdiction Yemen
Abbreviation YFA
Founded 1940[1] (South Yemen)
1962/1976[1] (North Yemen) (1940[1] (South Yemen)
1962/1976[1] (North Yemen)
Affiliation FIFA
(1967) (South Yemen)
(1980) (North Yemen)
(1972) (South Yemen)[2]
(1980) (North Yemen)[3]
UAFA (1978)
WAFF (2009)
GFU (2003)
Headquarters Sana'a
President Ahmed Saleh Al Eissi
Vice president Fathi Abdulwasee Hayel
Secretary Hamid Al-Shaibani
Official website

The Yemen Football Association (Arabic: الاتحاد اليمني لكرة القدم) is the governing body of football in Yemen.

In 2005 the YFA was suspended by FIFA due to serious interference by political authorities in the internal affairs of the association, violating Article 17 of the FIFA Statutes.1

Former Presidents


  1. 1 2 3 4 The A-Z of Asian Football 97-98; 1997 Asian Football Confederation
  2. "Arabia and Yemen are new members". The Straits Times. 28 July 1972.
  3. June 25, 1980: "Asian Football Confederation holds 9th congress in Hong Kong: Oman and Democratic Yemen were admitted into the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) by a resolution passed at its ninth congress here yesterday, thus bringing the AFC total membership to 35." Xinhua General News Service

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